Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is probably the biggest consumer electronics show in the world. The big buzz was around the Ultrabook, which is, in essence, a skinnier, lighter version of a laptop, with a strong battery life, ultra fast start-up and great performance.

Intel has been a major driver behind ultrabooks across the different manufacturers, including Asus, and Intel Corp SA have been kind enough to make available one “ultra-stylish Intel Asus Zenbook UX31A” for me to give away on Evolutionary.

Seeing that I listen to as well as write and tweet about music a lot, I wanted to make the competition music related so, if you would like to win this very cool ultrabook, this is how it is going to work:

  1. Create a music playlist of 10 to 15 songs
  2. Submit that playlist (in list form) as a comment on this post by August 3rd 2012
  3. The top 10 playlists will be selected and posted
  4. These top 10 playlists will be open to voting by visitors to the blog so if your playlist makes top 10, get the votes
  5. The one with the most votes on August 24th wins the Intel Asus Zenbook UX31A

The competition is only open to South African residents. The winner will be notified by email. The most you can enter is two playlists. The prize is not transferrable and cannot be exchange for cash.  

Get creative. Create a theme. Create a story. Create a playlist that’ll make us dance, or cry, or live.

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39 Comments

  1. verushka ramasami

    Music feeds our souls.. My playlist is dedicated to Mr X. I met him at The 80’s concert in March is this year. He immediately caught my attention from his personality and how friendly he was. When Rick Astley came on i knew i wanted to know MrX more. He is like no other guy i have met yet he is damaged from a past relationship. Over the last few months we been getting to know each other and he oftens sends me songs randomly. …….. So this playlist is dedicated to Mr X I know i aint your type and you no longer chat to me but i think you are amazing…..
    Playlist
    1) Rick Astley – Never gona give you up
    2)One Republic – Secrets
    3) John Legend – Ordinary People
    4) David Gray – This Years Love
    5)Avril Lavigne – Complicated
    6lKelly Clarkson – stronger
    7) The Wanted – Glad you came
    8lWhitney Houston – one moment in time
    9) Drake – Take care
    10) Goyte feat Kimbra – SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW

    Ps this is a actually a playlist on my phone. Soppy romantic indeed but i cant help it

  2. Wayne Mamaribe

    1. The Soul – Sunday.
    2. Kabomo – Busisiwe.
    3. Lira – Believer.
    4. Zahara – Mthwalo Wam.
    5. Nothende – Remember Love.
    6. Tokollo Ft Zwai – Sgub Sam.
    7. Proverb – Writers Club.
    8. Reason – Do It Like I Can.
    9. Teargas – Wake Up.
    10. HHP – Bosso.

  3. verushka ramasami

    I guess no matter how many times yourheart has been broken and looks like a patchwork quilt, we all never actually give up on love and loving. One of the greatest feelings in the world is to love and be loved. The Greeks have got the word love in so many differnt words and meanings fromlove of family to love of country and yet the English language has just one word to define this great emotion. The word love is to casually used these days.
    My Playlist here is one i compiled on Valentines Day, as a Singleton I still love the day.
    1)Rihanna feat Calvin Harris – We found lovein a hopeless place
    2)Lady Antebellum – Nees you now
    3)Jason DERULO – Breathing
    4)Cascada – Everytime we touch
    5)Daniel Beddingfield – if you not the one
    6) Adele- Someone like you
    7)Shontelle feat Akon – Stuck with each other
    8)Britney Spears – Everytime
    9)Celine Dion – because you love me
    10)Jon B – When I dream about you
    11)Maroon 5 – Payphone
    12) Neyo – My SEXY love
    13)Alicia Keyes – No one
    14)Sade – By your side
    15) Taylor Swift – Love story

    So thats my playlist Valentines Day 2012 a mix of old and new memories. Heres hoping 2013 brings new love into my life, love that heals the scars of my patchwork quilt heart.

  4. sarah snyman

    1) Led Zepplin – Kashmir
    2) Deep Purple – Smoke on the water
    3) J.J.Cale – Don’t cry sister
    4) Neil Young – Ohio
    5) Canned Heat – Spoonful
    6) Jimi Hendrix – Red House
    7) John Lee Hooker – Big Legs tight skirt
    8) Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
    9) Pink Floyd – Money
    10) The Black Keys – Next Girl
    11) The White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button
    12) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
    13) Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
    14) Marylin Manson – You’re So Vain
    15) Trentemoller – Moan
    from old school, to blues, to rock, to minimal (moving across all the best of the industry seamlessly – just like the ultrabook!)

  5. Nkululeko Madonsela @onenkuli

    I hope I win this, huge music fan, gonna submit 2 playlists, the 1st is from my iTunes Library most Played tracks and then other playlist is tracks I love and always play and they all have a memory attached to it. Here goes:
    My iTunes playlist:
    1. T.I – Love This Life (Troubled Man)
    2. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (Channel Orange)
    3. Slaughterhouse ft CeeLo Green – My Life (Welcome To Our House)
    4. Stalley ft Anthony Flammia – Lovers Lane (Savage Journey To The American Dream)
    5. Childish Gambino ft Beck – Silk Pillow (ROYALTY)
    6. HitBoy – Jay Z Interview (TBA)
    7. Machine Gun Kelly – Wild Boy Remix (Half Naked and Almost Famous)
    8. A$ap Rocky – Demons (LongLiveA$ap)
    9. Bon Iver – Holocene (Bon Iver)
    10. Joss Stone – The Love We Had (Soul Sessions Vol2)
    11. Nas – The Don (Life Is Good)
    12. Big K.R.I.T ft BB King – Praying Man (Live From The Underground)
    13. Meek Mill – Houseparty Remix (Dreamchasers 2)
    14. Maybach Music Group ft Kendrick Lamar – Power Circle (MMG Self Made Vol2)
    15. Pusha T ft The Dream – Exodus 23:1 (Cruel Summer)

    Playlist 2 – My Mixtape, these tracks always take me back in time.
    1. The Lonely Island – Jizz In My Pants (always make me laugh out loud)
    2. Kem – I Can’t Stop Loving You (makes me thing of marriage)
    3. Jay Electronica – @Fatbellybella (an apology song from an insightful man)
    4. Lil Wayne – Nightmares Of the Bottom (reminds me off when I lost R4500 in Mpumalanga)
    5. Mali Music – Conquerer (my favorite praise and worship song)
    6. Mali Music – The Job Experience (a story told through music, intense song)
    7. Kanye West – Big Brother (reminds me of a very close friend, almost by big brother)
    8. Wale ft Rick Ross

  6. Nkululeko Madonsela

    I hope I win this, huge music fan, gonna submit 2 playlists, the 1st is from my iTunes Library most Played tracks and then other playlist is tracks I love and always play and they all have a memory attached to it. Here goes:

    My iTunes playlist:
    1. T.I – Love This Life (Troubled Man)
    2. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (Channel Orange)
    3. Slaughterhouse ft CeeLo Green – My Life (Welcome To Our House)
    4. Stalley ft Anthony Flammia – Lovers Lane (Savage Journey To The American Dream)
    5. Childish Gambino ft Beck – Silk Pillow (ROYALTY)
    6. HitBoy – Jay Z Interview (TBA)
    7. Machine Gun Kelly – Wild Boy Remix (Half Naked and Almost Famous)
    8. A$ap Rocky – Demons (LongLiveA$ap)
    9. Bon Iver – Holocene (Bon Iver)
    10. Joss Stone – The Love We Had (Soul Sessions Vol2)
    11. Nas – The Don (Life Is Good)
    12. Big K.R.I.T ft BB King – Praying Man (Live From The Underground)
    13. Meek Mill – Houseparty Remix (Dreamchasers 2)
    14. Maybach Music Group ft Kendrick Lamar – Power Circle (MMG Self Made Vol2)
    15. Pusha T ft The Dream – Exodus 23:1 (Cruel Summer)

    .

  7. Wayne Mamaribe

    1. The Soil – Sunday.
    2. Kabomo – Busisiwe.
    3. Lira – Believer.
    4. Zahara – Mthwalo Wam.
    5. Nothende – Remember Love.
    6. Tokollo Ft Zwai – Sgub Sam.
    7. Proverb – Writers Club.
    8. Reason – Do It Like I Can.
    9. Teargas – Wake Up.
    10. HHP – Bosso.

  8. Koena

    Feel Good Mix (Perfect for those long drives)

    1. Dance Tonight – Lucy Pearl
    2. I Wish I Dont Miss You – Angie Stone
    3. Find A Way – Dwele
    4. I’m a Mess – Anthony Hamilton
    5. For Real – Amel Larrieux
    6. Party (feat. J. Cole) – Beyoncé
    7. Ms. Fat Booty – Mos Def
    8. Ms. Unforgettable – Leela James/Raheem Devaughn
    9. Faithful – Common
    10. Shiny Suit Theory ft. Jay Z – Jay Electronica
    11. Where Would I Be (The Question) – Kindred The Family Soul
    12. Lotus Flower Bomb (ft. Miguel) – Wale

  9. Zach Masondo

    Here\’s my playlist, timeless tracks (accoding to me), hope I get the Votes!

    1) BLK JKS – Lakeside (After Robots)
    2) Tumi – Bophelo Bame (Music from my goodeye)
    3) Moses Molelekwa – Tsala (Genes & Spirits)
    4) Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek – Memories Live (Reflection eternal)
    5) Lupe Fiasco – All Black everything (Lasers)
    6) Amu – Endlini Yam (The Principal)
    7) Mawe2 – Saved by the music (A fool\’s hope)
    8) Nas – Memory lane (Illmatic)
    9) The Roots – Act Too: Love of my life (Things fall apart)
    10) Culoe De Song – The neighbour (A giant leap)

    Hope you like the tracklist!

    Zach-star!

  10. Earl

    1. Michael Jackson – Destiny
    2. Stevie’s Wonder – I never knew she’d leave in summer
    3. Common – retrospect for life
    4. Michael Jackson – Human nature
    5. Nas – It ain’t hard to tell
    6. Tupac – Black Cotton
    7. Frank Ocean – Bad religion
    8. Amy Winehouse – Valerie
    9. Immortal Technique – Dance with the Devil
    10. Ghostface Killa – All that I got
    11. Konfab – Runonsentence
    12. Duke Ellington and Miles Davis – In a sentimental mood
    13. The Beatles – Come together
    14. The Script – The man who can’t be moved
    15. Johnny Clegg – The Crossing

  11. Siyabulela

    Before sprinting, you need a warm up lap. I believe these songs will ave that same effect. Enjoy.

    1. Bjork – Cosmogony
    2. Radiohead – Kid A
    3. Fever Ray – When I Grow Up
    4. Depeche Mode – In Chains
    5. Portishead – Sour times
    5. Foals – Big Big Love
    6. Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky
    7. Editors – Racing Rats
    8. Placebo -The Bitter End
    9. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
    10. Arcade Fire – Month Of May
    11. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
    12. U2 – Beautiful Day
    13. Interpol – Scale
    14. The Killers – Read My Mind

  12. Jared Naude

    1. The Script – Nothing
    2. The Wanted – Chasing the sun
    3. David Guetta – Turn me on
    4. Owl City – Fireflies
    5. Basshunter – Dota
    6. LMFAO – Sexy and I know it
    7. David Guetta – Titanium
    8. Coldplay – Paradise
    9. Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
    10. One Republic – All the right moves
    11. Adele – Make you feel my love
    12. The Parlotones – Colourful
    13. Prime Circle – Hello
    14. Linkin Park – Numb
    15. Rihanna – Where have you been

  13. Johan Foley

    1 Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
    2 Payphone- Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
    3 Wide Awake- Katy Perry
    4 Somebody That I Used To Know-Gotye Featuring Kimbra
    5 Whistle-Flo Rida
    6 Lights- Ellie Goulding
    7 Where Have You Been- Rihanna
    8 Titanium- David Guetta Featuring Sia
    9 I Miss You- Blink 182
    10 Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

  14. Solomon Legodi

    Playing on my phone >>
    1. will.i.am – This Is Love ft. Eva Simons
    2. Rudimental – “Feel The Love” ft. John Newman
    3. Pascal

  15. Darryn Lee

    *The Universal Playlist for the UltraMan* (Something for every occasion)

    TRACK 1 >>> Confusion – New Order Blade Soundtrack Bloodbath Remix – bit.ly/OxyNvf
    TRACK 2 >>> Maxwell – This Woman’s Work – bit.ly/6zYxxX
    TRACK 3 >>> Kings Of Leon – Sex on Fire – bit.ly/6LHTbC
    TRACK 4 >>> Lucy Pearl – Dance Tonight – http://bit.ly/abA2GX
    TRACK 5 >>> Ed Sheeran – The A-Team – http://bit.ly/agKW6r
    TRACK 6 >>> Snow Patrol – Crack The Shutters – http://bit.ly/dAzt31
    TRACK 7 >>> Guru Josh Project – Infinity – http://bit.ly/3MUO
    TRACK 8 >>> Flo Rida – Good Feeling – http://bit.ly/pI7Y8V
    TRACK 9 >>> Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner – Written in the Stars – http://bit.ly/bKfgwB
    TRACK 10 >>> Cobra Starship ft. Sabi – “You Make Me Feel….” – http://bit.ly/lNiuPF

    Start your day off with these tracks and be in a good mood before you start up the ASUS Ultrabook… which is saying something 🙂

  16. Zee Mbusi

    This would keep me going the entire night working from home on the Asus Ultrabook!
    1. Robert Glasper Experiment (feat. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele) – Ah Yeah / 2. Ledisi (ft. Jaheim) – Stay together / 3. Simphiwe dana – Mayine / 4. Lil Wayne (Ft. Bruno Mars) – Mirror / 5. Flo Rida – Good feeling/ 6. The Script – Breakeven / 7. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know / 8. Asa – Eye adaba / 9. John Lgend

  17. Thandie

    *The Universal Playlist for Altraman*

    1) Whitney Houston – ” I want to dance with somebody ”
    2) Micheal Jackson – ” Rock with you”
    3) Brandy – ” have you ever”
    4) Phil Collins – ” Another day in paradise ”
    5) Aaliyah – ” the one I gave my heart”
    6) David Gray – ” Babylon”
    7) Fugees – ” killing me softly”
    8) Carl Thomas – “Summer Rain”
    9) Maxwell – ” Woman’s work”
    10) Avant – ” I can read your mind”
    11) Tamia – ” Still ”
    12) Maroon 5 -” if I never see your face again”
    13) Beyonce – ” Crazy inlove”
    14) Rihanna – ” We found love”
    15) Beyonce – ” Dance for you”

    This was so much fun….played every song before I concluded, hope y’all love my play list…..:)

  18. Solomon Legodi

    (1.) will.i.am – This Is Love ft. Eva Simons
    (2.) Rudimental – “Feel The Love” ft. John Newman
    (3.) Pascal

  19. John Taylor

    My theme is the inspirational “Eighties”! To me this decade was a period of awesome electronic innovation. The brilliant computerised music, games and processors made this era an unforgetable time in our lives. Hopefully my music playlist will make you all dance, cry, live and most of all, feel proud.

    (1) Harden my heart – Quaterflash (2) Oh yeah – Bryan Ferry

  20. Jimmy Naidoo

    1.) Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac 2.) Baby I’m-A Want You – Bread 3.) How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes 4.) Iris – Goo Goo Dolls 5.) Here Without You – 3 Doors Down 6.) Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel 7.) I Can Dream About You – Dan Hartman 8.) When I Need You – Leo Sayer 9.) I’m With You – Avril Lavigne 10.) (I Just Wanna) B with U – Transvision Vamp

  21. gaylord sedres

    Hi ,I stumbled upon your blog ,I myself tend to spend time reading ,writing a few undisclosed yet to be published.Music does also feature in my life, this is my playlist ,which is highly influenced with chilled music and some erotica ,most titles are from cafe del mar compilations
    1)pressure drop_dusk , 2)alex neri_asia ,3)kitty the bill_cabriolet tour ,4)duo mecanico_love luxury ,5)schwarz

  22. Live Socishe

    I’m huge fan of Rock n Roll and just artistic music in general, so… here goes.

    1. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven
    2. Florence and the Machine – Only if for a night
    3. The Eagles – Hotel California
    4. Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
    5. Queen – The Show Must Go On
    6. The Beatles – Hey Jude
    7. Karen Zoid – Aeroplane Jane
    8. Coldplay – Fix You
    9. The Doors – Light My Fire
    10. Wiz Khalifa – When I’m Gone
    11. Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D
    12. Cheap Trick – Mighty Wings
    13. Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
    14. Enigma – The Return to Innocence
    15. Florence and The Machine – Never Let Me Go

  23. Nkuli

    Everybody’s playlists look really on point, plenty Alternative music, now have to start collecting new music again.

  24. Nkuli

    Koena and Wayne Loving Your Playlists.

  25. Thabisile Monareng

    My music choices are really a mixture of everything. Tried to pick songs that comfort, make me dance and keep me company .
    1) imagine John Lennon. 2). Something inside so strong- Labi Siffre. 3). I hope you dance- Gladys Knight. 4). Glitches- The Roots feat. Amel Lerrieux. 5). Bad Religion – Frank Ocean. 6). Ribbon in the sky – Stevie Wonder. 7). The Light- Common. 8). Love of my life – Erykah Badu feat. Common. 9). Lucky – Jason Mraz. 10). Tonight (Best you ever had)- John Legend. 11). Love that girl – Raphael Saddiq. 12). Walking – Mary Mary. 13). Video – India Arie. 14). Fix you – Coldplay. 15. Chimsoro- Malehlokwa 🙂

  26. Lucy

    My playlist is dedicated my soul mate…the only one to have ever touched my soul…my playlist relates to the deep heated intimate connection we have with one another and the times we share:

    10.Cosmic Love _ Florence and the machines
    9. Iris_ Googoo Dolls
    8.Lucy _ Commodores
    7. Dakota_ Sterephonics
    6.When we were young_ The Killers
    5.Tainted Love_ Softcell
    4.Love is my disease_Alicia Keys
    3.Love faces_Trey Songz
    2.Lotus Flower Bomb_Wale featuring Miguel
    And my number one!!! 1. Echo_R Kelly6

  27. Shafz

    BORDERS AND BEYOND

    Ismael Lo – Tajabone
    Estelle – American Boy
    Good Luck – Taking it Easy
    Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
    Jason Mraz – Live High
    Lira – Soul In Mind
    Bob Marley – Jamming
    Kabelo – Panstula for Life
    Lauryn Hill – To Zion
    Abdullah Ibrahim – Zimbabwe
    Loyiso – Nothing to Lose
    Miles Davis – Tutu

  28. Richmond Sajini

    This playlist is entitled ‘Sensual Seduction’. These songs are the perfect 3rd companion in the bedroom.

    1. Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye
    2. Your secret love – Luther Vandross
    3. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
    4. Never gonna give you up – Barry White
    5. Dance for you – Beyonce Knowles
    6. Tonight is the night – Betty Wright
    7. Nice

  29. Bongani Spoogy Masombuka

    1.BlkJks-“Molalatladi”, 2. Led Zeppelin-Stairway to heaven 3.Micheal Jackson-Give it to me 4. Simple Minds- Alive and Kicking 4.Price-When Doves Cry 5.Brenda Fassie-Weekend Special 6.Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Under the Bridge 7.Sipho “Hostix” Mabuse-Burn Up 8.Mattafix-Living Darfur 9. K’Nann-Soobax

  30. Monique Gooranah

    My selection are mostly older songs/tunes. Each have a memory attached to my childhood which I look back on often. 1. Midnight Oil – Beds are burning 2. Supertramp – Breakfast in America 3. David Bowie – Ashes to ashes 4. Ultravox – Dancing with tears in my eyes 5. Shakespeares Sister – Stay 6. Arrested Development – Mr Wendal 7. Pearl Jam – Last Kiss 8. U2 – With or without you 9. Tears for fears – Mad World 10. Elton John – Song for guy

  31. Richmond Sajini

    My first playlist is entitled ‘Sensual seduction’. This is the perfect 3rd companin in the bedroom for those steamy love-making sessions!

    1. Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye
    2. Your secret love – Luther Vandross
    3. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
    4. Never gonna give you up – Barry White
    5. Dance for you – Beyoncé Knowles
    6. Tonight is the night – Betty Wright
    7. Bump ‘n grind – R Kelly
    8. Nice

  32. John Taylor

    My theme is the inspirational “Eighties”! To me this decade was a period of awesome electronic innovation. The brilliant computerised music, games and processors made this era an unforgettable time in our lives. Hopefully my music playlist will make you all dance, cry, live and most of all, feel proud: (1) Harden my heart – Quarterflash (2) Oh yeah – Bryan Ferry

  33. Karabo Ntswane

    I wake up to this sort of playlist every-morning. Its a very dynamic playlist as anyone can find a song that they can relate to. From global tunes to local ones. Easy to jump-start a party with the top tracks to a more “chilled” out vibe as I ended it with Wiz Khalifa!:
    1. Tie¨sto

  34. Richmond Sajini

    This play list is entitled “The pick me up”

  35. Richmond Sajini

    Where is the rest of my playlist? Why was it cut short? 🙁

  36. b

    1. Local Natives- Who Knows, Who Cares
    2. 311- Amber
    3. 311- Love Song
    4. Lady Danville- Tired Magician
    5. Lady Danville- David
    6. Lady Danville – Kids (MGMT Cover)
    7. Young the Giant- Cough Syrup
    8. Skream- Anticipation
    9. Skream

  37. Kojo Baffoe

    I just approved the comment. It was that short. Resend me full playlist then.

  38. Busisiwe

    1. Jennifer Hudson – We gon fight;
    2. Tamia – Still
    3. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
    4. Maxwell – Women’s work
    5. Jaheim – Diamond in the ruff
    6. Jay z and Beyonce – Bonnie and Clyde ‘03
    7. Usher – Separated
    8. Corinne Bailey Rae – Just like a star
    9. Lira – Soul in mind
    10. Gerald Levert – Mr too damn good
    11. Loyiso – Girl without a name
    12. Dave Hollister – One women man
    13.Ringo Madlingozi – Ekuseni
    14. Anthony Hamiton – Can’t let u go
    15. Lauren Hill – Zion

  39. Kojo Baffoe

    Unfortunately it was late.

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Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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